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Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Greater Expectations

The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations for what students should learn each year in school. The standards have been adopted by most states, though there's plenty of controversy about them among activists and politicians. Most teachers, however, actually like the standards. This American RadioWorks documentary takes listeners into classrooms to explore how the standards are changing teaching and learning. Teachers say Common Core has the potential to help kids who are behind, as well as those who are ahead. But many teachers have big concerns about the Common Core tests. The new, tougher tests are meant to let the nation know how kids are really doing in school -- but bad scores could get teachers and principals fired.

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    Are you smarter than a Common Core student? Try a Common Core test

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    Questioning the Common Core tests

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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Greater Expectations

The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations for what students should learn each year in school. The standards have been adopted by most states, though there's plenty of controversy about them among activists and politicians. Most teachers, however, actually like the standards. This American RadioWorks documentary takes listeners into classrooms to explore how the standards are changing teaching and learning. Teachers say Common Core has the potential to help kids who are behind, as well as those who are ahead. But many teachers have big concerns about the Common Core tests. The new, tougher tests are meant to let the nation know how kids are really doing in school -- but bad scores could get teachers and principals fired.

Recent Posts

  • 08.29.14

    Greater Expectations transcript

  • 08.28.14

    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

    New York teacher Kevin Glynn was once a big fan of the Common Core, but he says the standardized testing that's come along with it is reducing students to test scores and narrowing what gets taught in schools.
  • 08.28.14

    Are you smarter than a Common Core student? Try a Common Core test

    New Common Core tests are supposed to measure students' ability to think critically, analyze information, and cite evidence as well as test their conceptual understanding of mathematics and their ability to apply math to the real world. See how you'd do on a Common Core test.
  • 08.28.14

    Questioning the Common Core tests

    In the United States, education standards come with tests. Most students haven't been tested on the Common Core yet. But in one state where they have, the controversy is so intense that it's threatening to bring down the Common Core altogether.

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Office of

Marion Berry


Total cost of 48 office trips: $93,428.07


Trips by Marion Berry
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $21,247.68

Destination:
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $108.24
source

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AG COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP/DISCUSS IMPACT OF U.S. EMBARGO
Date: May 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,874.00
source

Destination: PANAMA CITY, FLORIA
Sponsor: Alabama Peanut Producers Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $747.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS-BILLINGS, MT-DC
Sponsor: Montana Wool Growers Association
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING, SPEAKER
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,028.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS TENNESSEE
Sponsor: COTTON GINNERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH TO ASSOCIATION
Date: Mar 2, 2001
Expense: $132.19
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH APCA EXECUTIVES AND OTHER REPRESENTIVES OF THE INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS ISSUES THAT COULD IMPACT THE PESTICIDE AND EROTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,896.83
source

Destination: GESTHEMANI ABBEY
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: REFLECTION OF FAITH AND HOW MEMBER CARRY OUT THEIR LIVES ON CAPITAL HILL
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,205.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.30
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: MEETINGS AND PARTICIPANT IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,207.00
source

Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: SPEECH TO EMPLOYEES OF THE CONNELL CO.
Date: May 5, 2003
Expense: $430.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,961.34
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SC
Sponsor: SOUTHERN CROP PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,217.60
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN BERRY IS PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,111.99
source

Destination: DAYTON, OHIO - WASHINGTON - NEW ALBANY, INDIANA
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY
Date: Jun 17, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,546.19
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Marion Berry

Christopher Causey
William Eldridge
Andrew Grobmyer
John Haire
Patrice Hargrave
Gabriel Holmstrom
Thad Huguley
Jeb Joyce
Dana Mcgilton
Nathan Read
Kathryn Spaziani
Jen Waller
Jason Willett



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in Kentucky taking a Common Core math test. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Greater Expectations

The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations for what students should learn each year in school. The standards have been adopted by most states, though there's plenty of controversy about them among activists and politicians. Most teachers, however, actually like the standards. This American RadioWorks documentary takes listeners into classrooms to explore how the standards are changing teaching and learning. Teachers say Common Core has the potential to help kids who are behind, as well as those who are ahead. But many teachers have big concerns about the Common Core tests. The new, tougher tests are meant to let the nation know how kids are really doing in school -- but bad scores could get teachers and principals fired.

Recent Posts

  • 08.29.14

    Greater Expectations transcript

  • 08.28.14

    A teacher loses faith in the Common Core

    New York teacher Kevin Glynn was once a big fan of the Common Core, but he says the standardized testing that's come along with it is reducing students to test scores and narrowing what gets taught in schools.
  • 08.28.14

    Are you smarter than a Common Core student? Try a Common Core test

    New Common Core tests are supposed to measure students' ability to think critically, analyze information, and cite evidence as well as test their conceptual understanding of mathematics and their ability to apply math to the real world. See how you'd do on a Common Core test.
  • 08.28.14

    Questioning the Common Core tests

    In the United States, education standards come with tests. Most students haven't been tested on the Common Core yet. But in one state where they have, the controversy is so intense that it's threatening to bring down the Common Core altogether.